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New Friend

Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [813]

I met Fernanda this afteroon; up until now we have only spoken over the phone, through email and on msn.  She is a very sweet person.  After a warm hug, we had a good visit.  Fernanda is from Rio de Janeiro.  She married a Nova Scotian named Terry ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

It all hits me

Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [931]

On Friday afternoon I opened my mailbox to find a beautiful, new visa to Brazil waiting for me.  Wow!  It has all hit me this weekend, as I realize I have been holding my breath.  This visa is the last piece of the puzzle -- my ticket out of Canada. ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Boa Tarde (Good Afternoon)

Monday, 9 Apr 2007 | Views [899]

This was a very relaxing Easter week-end.  I was able to catch up on my sleep and recover from the post-competition blues.  Last week-end I fought in Toronto and have never felt so sore or down after a competition before.  I trained very hard for this one, ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Exactly 4 weeks from now . . .

Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | Views [789]

I will be on my way to Brazil.  Sometimes I get nervous, but most of all I am just excited about visiting this new, mythical place.  The mecca of BJJ.  This experience seems to have fallen into my hands -- I woke up at 4:00 one night in February and ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Gallery: Before Leaving

Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

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